Of the roughly 1.5 million species described so far, beetles account for around 400,000 species, making them the most species-rich group known in the world. In contrast, birds account for only around 10,000 of all described species, while only 5,600 of all known species are mammals.

Pseudocalaspidea: Very little is known about this spectacular leaf beetle from ACA Villa Carmen Biological station. Photo by Caroline Chaboo.

With a taste for palm hearts and up for battle, the invasive weevil has invaded So Cal and appears eager to spread.

The palm's mortal enemy is devouring California's fronded icons

With a taste for palm hearts and up for battle, the invasive weevil has invaded So Cal and appears eager to spread.

'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head  Baby beetles with three compound eyes, one in the center of their heads, are teaching scientists something about how new facial traits evolve.

'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head

'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head Baby beetles with three compound eyes, one in the center of their heads, are teaching scientists something about how new facial traits evolve.

Photos: Zombie Beetles Hang from Flowers.  Zombie beetles

Photos: Zombie Beetles Hang from Flowers

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies

A creepy fungus can turn the goldenrod soldier beetle into an infectious zombie that spreads the fungus to new hosts.

New Research shows this Beetle Fungus is Definitely the STI from Hell - ScienceAlert

New Research shows this Beetle Fungus is Definitely the STI from Hell - ScienceAlert

A Darwin's beetle fights rival males, tossing them to the forest below using his immense jaws.

A Darwin's beetle fights rival males, tossing them to the forest below using his immense jaws.


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